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Typography

As the Sanctuary release approaches (formal announcement VERY SOON, y’all!) I’m starting to work on interior design components and researching which fonts to buy, and I’ve mentioned this to a couple of people, and the reaction I’ve gotten has been a consistent and overwhelming 1.) “you have to pay for…

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ZERO DRAFT Y’ALL

On June 1, 2015, I finished the (spectactularly wretched and amateur) zero draft of Sanctuary and, laughing, promised John I would take a break. And then surreptitiously wrote just one scene – just one scene! – of the sequel the next morning, almost making myself late to work in the process.

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Short stories

I’ve always been gone in more for novels than short stories – and series and epic grand sprawling storyverses; reading is an immersion experience for me – but I’m working on that, and also playing around with short-format stuff of my own. Recently I’ve been reading a lot of short…

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Visibility and subtext

I have finished Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, and I have THOUGHTS and FEELINGS (because of course I do, because Cordelia Vorkosigan) that I need to sit on for a day or two before posting. (note: very mild spoilers below; the next post will be spoiler-heavy.)

But inevitably, one of the things that this book stirred up was a lot of thoughts and feelings on the subject of romantic subplots and sexual diversity in genre literature, and writing sexually diverse characters, and queering tropes and genre conventions. Gentleman Jole is pretty much the polar opposite of Hexslinger in tone, in this regard (quiet, mature, and bemused, as opposed to, ah, raucous, bawdy, and full-speed-ahead-damn-the-torpedoes)*, and my reactions to whatever I’m reading at the moment are often so, so intensely shaped by whatever I read just previously.

 

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